Login credentials for over 412 million users of adult websites run by Friend Finder Networks Inc. were compromised last month in the largest hack of 2016, according to the breach notification website LeakedSource.com.
Some 78,301 of the accounts were registered to .mil email addresses, which are used by the U.S. military, and another 5,650 were .gov addresses used by U.S. government agencies—which means Pensacola City Administrator Eric Olson will be writing a lot of letters and emails to federal government officials about federal workers using their government emails.
This is exactly what Olson did last year when he discovered the North Hill homeowners association president, Melanie Nichols, communicating occasionally with city staff using her government account. He said he was obligated to call her boss and point out what he considered a violation.
Nothing happened. Nichols still works for a federal contractor, but Olson and Mayor Hayward’s supporters triggered an internal investigation that went nowhere. In July, she was named Civilian of the Quarter for the Chief of Naval Training.
The breach at Friend Finder Network Inc is significant. The company operates a wide range of 18+ services. The October 2016 hack exposed 20 years of customer data which makes it by far the largest breach LeakedSource has ever seen — MySpace gets 2nd place at 360 million. This event also marks the second time Friend Finder has been breached in two years, the first being around May of 2015.
A list of sites LeakedSource has verified:
“Free Live Sex Cams”
Total: 412,214,295 affected users
To four email servers used: